Pseudonym: Ostier, Theodore D.
06/21/62: Memo for the record from Theodore D. Ostier, PW (note: may be PM) Case Officer: SUBJECT: Conversation between AMBUD-1 and AMICE-8 as told to Theodore D. Ostier: "TIME: 20 June 1962, 1500 - 1630 hours. PLACE: Safehouse 49. 1. According to AMICE-8, AMBUD-1 (Jose Miro Cardona) has just returned from a tour to the Central American countries of Costa Rica, Honduras, Guatemala, Panama and Nicaragua. AMICE-8 stated that he talked to AMBUD-1 concerning his trip. AMBUD-1 was very pleased and enthusiastic about the results. AMBUD-1 was reported to have said that all of the above countries offered the PBRUMEN (Cuban) exiles areas in their respective countries where they could train for action against Castro. Moreover, AMBUD-1 was alleged to have stated that Costa Rica and Nicaragua said they would declare war on Cuba if they could be sure the United States would back them. 2. On a somewhat different tack, AMBUD-1 was supposed to have been talking to a Panamanian official while both were observing four small craft attempting to maneuver a large U.S. ship toward the canal locks. The Panamanian allegedly questioned AMBUD-1 as to why the U.S. didn't do something about Castro. AMBUD-1 reportedly answered, in effect, 'Do you see these four boats trying to move that ship in the direction they want it to go?' 'Yes.' 'That is what we have to do to the U.S.'"
07/10/62: Sitrep from PM/Ostier: AMBETA-1 on a discussion with Manuel Ray Rivero.
07/11/62: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Henry J. Sloman, Theodore D. Ostier. Reports Officer: Oliver K. Papock. Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "1. AMOT-2 on 9 July 1962 from P-11, one of his sub-sources, from Danilo Mesa, who used to be sub-secretary for the Recovery of Misappropriated Funds under the Castro regime. Manuel Ray Rivero was in the WAVE area from 6 to 8 July 1962. 2. AMBETA-1 on 10 July 1962 reported to Theodore D. Ostier (P) that several days ago he had a conversation with Manolo Ray. Ostier asked if the discussion centered around the 'important announcement' Ray was supposed to make. AMBETA-1 felt that it might have, because Ray said that shortly he was going to propose that there be a organized military junta of all of the counter-revolutionary groups in exile; each participating organization was to have a vote in this junta. In addition there was to be a formed a group of advisors, composed of former professional men now in exile... AMBETA assumed from the tenor of Ray's conversation, that should such a junta become a reality, Ray would then ask for U.S. support, but it was not clear in which form Ray would expect this U.S help. Ray also said that if the U.S. did not give him support he would look elsewhere. 3. Ray's proposal has been discussed in the exile community as AMICE-8 asked AMBUD-1 what he thought of Ray's proposal. AMBUD-1 said that he did not like Ray's proposal and that it would serve only to divide the exile community some more. 4. AMICE-8 was of the opinion that Ray's proposal would gain many adherents. 5. For Headquarters/Reports attention: There is considerable operational interest in Ray, particularly with respect to any transactions between Ray and ODACID (U.S. State Department). Zamka, WAVE PM recommends that Chief TFW be consulted prior to dissemination of this report, and in any event Chief TFW should be afforded an opportunity to see this information."
12/27/62: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Theodore D. Ostier. Reports Officer: Oliver K. Papock. Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: "Source: Theodore D. Ostier (P) in a face to face meeting with Jesus Fernandez and Orlando Rodriguez Perez, the latter 30 November delegate to CRC. Meeting on 24 December. Reports received in raw form WAVE Reports on 27 Dec. This will probably be the first of a series of reports on the possibility of the rekindling of the schism talk within the Cuban exile community and the CRC. Would appreciate comments from TFW Reports as to what the general reception is for this type of PI reporting on the local exile in fighting? Incidentally Ostier also asked Rodriguez for a general opinion as to the regard with which the three top leaders of Brigade 2506 are held. Oliva was in first place because of his integrity, intelligence and bearing. Artime was in second place because he had been too anxious to get the invasion going and had not insisted that the underground be notified so as to rise in arms in a coordinated effort, and San Roman received third place, who despite the fact he was very intelligent and capable, but had mixed his career with politics. This seems to reflect the same opinions as those expressed by the earlier returned wounded."
12/27/62: Report Cover Sheet from JMWAVE: Reporting Officer: Theodore D. Ostier. Reports Officer: Oliver K. Papock. Approving Officer: Andrew K. Reuteman: Source: Theodore D. Ostier (P) in a face to face meeting with Jesus Fernandez and Orlando Rodriguez Perez, the latter 30 November delegate to CRC. The arrangements for the meeting were made on 23 December through the good offices of AMSHANK-1. The meeting was held on 24 December and raw information was received by WAVE Reports on 27 December. There is no additional information on the personalities mentioned. The information is being forwarded because of other rumors and vague reports of the struggle between 26 July and the Reds. The source comments are based on the facts as reported in the comments. Little has been done to edit out names because this seems to be the whole point of support for this rumor. WAVE Reporting may once again be bucking the general trend, but feel that 3 is warranted though 6 is probably the safe way out. No dates of information were provided other than as indicated. The rumor was recently received, so WAVE Reports has assumed mid-November. Danilo Mesa now at Gainesville U. (para 3). Re para 3 it is assumed that the 'do nothing policy' refers to the U.S. Government..." Pages 4-5: CIA Information Report: "SOURCE: Competent American observer (B) from two delegates of a Cuban Anti-Castro Organization in Exile. Appraisal of Content: 3..."
02/24/63: Contact Report from Theodore D. Ostier, PM Case Officer. Argelio Martinez's account of the capture of the capture of eight Cubans: "1. As a follow-up to reference, the case officer contacted Argelio Martinez, formerly AMRAYON-4, of the 30th November Movement to find out what information he might be able to add to the incident discussed in the reference..."
11/27/63: Cable from JMWAVE to Director: DTEARN: "Request voucher payment be made for amount due Theodore D. Ostier for overtime for PP/P 09/29 - 10/26. Corrected DSR being forwarded. 22 hours approved."
12/03/63: Cable from Director to JMWAVE: "1. Ref A - Ostier claim approved for $42.50 doctor. $42.50 applied to $100 deductible...SAS Comment: Forwarded herewith are health insurance claims for subjects."